Michigan trio lands on Walter Camp All-American team
Michigan landed three players — Jabrill Peppers, Jourdan Lewis and Jake Butt — on the Walter Camp All-American Team, but only Butt won an individual national award during the College Football Awards Show on ESPN.
Butt had already been named the Mackey Award winner for the nation’s top tight end but was presented his award on Thursday at the awards show.
Peppers, a linebacker and one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy which will be presented on Saturday, was a finalist for the Bednarik Award given to the top defensive player, but that went to Alabama’s Jonathan Allen. He also was one of three finalists for the Maxwell Award given to the top player, but Louisville’s Lamar Jackson was the winner.
Lewis, a cornerback, was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation’s top defensive back. USC’s Adoree’ Jackson was the winner.
Perhaps the most popular award winner among Michigan fans was the non-sanctioned Holder of the Year Award, which went to Michigan holder Garrett Moores. Moores was featured Thursday in The Detroit News and earned the second-year award created by former Minnesota punter/holder Peter Mortell. Moores delivered a humorous acceptance speech via video.